The term southpaw developed from the fact that left-handed pitchers face south because Baseball diamonds are laid out with home plate to the west. The term has been traced back to 1885.
A southpaw means that the left handed pitchers face south. Hence the term southpaw.
Southpaw is another term for a left handed person usually used for a pitcher.
The term southpaw is definitely an American term for a left-handed person. Since most ball fields are designed so that batters face east, pitchers would be facing west and if they were left-handed, their south-sided arm would be their pitching arm.
The Southpaw was created in 1953.
The relief pitcher is a southpaw.
Where did the term derby originate?
As in boxing, "southpaw" refers to an athlete who is left-handed. Specifically, in baseball, a "southpaw" is a left-handed pitcher.
Southpaw - comics - was created in 2004.
I have southpaw beer in roanoke
Baseball pitchers are only referred to as a Southpaw if they're left handed, it's more common for left handed pitchers to be referred to as a Southpaw but it's just a general term for anyone who is left handed.
A southpaw is related to the sport of boxing.
Southpaw Grammar was created on -19-04-03.
I guess you can say they are ambidextrous but I believe there is another term for it yet I cannot recall what it is @ the moment .
The term Pogrom did not originate during the Holocaust.
Where does the term "boolean" originate?
orthodox leads with his left, and southpaw leads with his right.
righty Southpaw means a left-handed person. So the opposite is a right-handed person.
Southpaw - Pink Lady song - was created on 1978-03-25.
Lefty/Leftie SouthPaw Keggy-handanded(Northern term)
To coin a phrase ( or a term) is to invent a figure of speech. Finley Peter Dunne was the first person to call a left-handed pitcher a "southpaw," and so he is said to have coined the term.